BSN program - Freshmen applicants

The University of Michigan School of Nursing seeks to create a class of academically excellent, culturally diverse students who show a genuine, demonstrated interest in contributing to the changing world of health care. See below to guide you through the application process.

Admission is for fall term only.

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Contact the Recruiting & Admissions team at or 734-763-5985.

U-M School of Nursing
426 N. Ingalls Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2003

  • The Common Application and the Coalition Application will be available August 1, 2019
  • Early action deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Regular decision deadline: February 1, 2020

The Common Application is accessible online at
The Coalition Application is accessible online at
Application instructions: 
  1. Add the University of Michigan to your list of colleges
  2. Select fall 2020 as term of choice
  3. Select the School of Nursing as your school of choice
A complete application for freshman admission must include:
  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application with $75 application fee.
  • School Report (Common Application) or Counselor Recommendation (Coalition Application)
  • One academic teacher evaluation
  • Official high school transcript
    • Send transcript(s) directly to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1220 Student Activities Building, 515 East Jefferson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
  • Standardized test scores
    • All undergraduates must take either the SAT or the ACT.
    • Official test scores must be received by the University of Michigan before the application deadline.
    • Send test scores to the University of Michigan directly from the testing agency using the exam codes
      • SAT code: 1839
      • ACT code: 2062
  • Application fee of $75 or fee waiver

Enrollment Connect is a U-M website for all your application needs: track your checklist and application status, receive important messages from our office, view your application decision, and more.

To log in, you must use the login credentials from the email you receive from verifying your application submission has been successful. If you have not received your login credentials, please visit Verification Email Not Received. Verification emails for the 2020 application terms will NOT be sent until starting early September.

Current students and non-degree/guest applicants, including those applying to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (Postbac MEDPREP), should go to Wolverine Access instead.

To be considered for the traditional BSN program, applicants are highly recommended to have completed the following credits: 
  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of math (including second-year algebra and geometry)
  • 4 units of science (including 2 units of lab science, one of which is chemistry)
  • 2 units of social science
  • 2 units of foreign language
  • Additional math and science courses are encouraged 
Transfer credit policy for freshmen
If you have earned transfer credits during dual enrollment, enrollment in an early or middle college program, or through advanced placement or international baccalaureate testing, please review the School of Nursing Credit Policy for Freshmen to learn how your coursework or exam scores may be used to fulfill some credits in the Traditional BSN curriculum.

The School of Nursing appreciates that our applicants come from a variety of communities, schools and experiences. As such, our approach to reviewing applications is an individualized and holistic one. The School of Nursing looks for students who show solid academic strength, involvement in extracurricular activities, and demonstrates a genuine interest in the field of nursing.

Educational background

At the School of Nursing, we like to see applicants who are challenging themselves academically throughout their high school career. Students should take advantage of any science courses offered at their high school, as well as any AP or IB courses offered. A statistics course is not required, however exposure to the subject during high school may be good preparation for our curriculum, as statistics is part of the nursing curriculum at the freshmen level.

Extracurricular activities

We encourage students to have exposure to the healthcare field. This can be done through working or volunteering in a healthcare setting. Examples of this include volunteering at a blood drive, volunteering at a nursing home, doctor’s office, etc. Another way students can demonstrate interest in the nursing field is by job-shadowing a nurse or having an informational interview with a nurse. Exposure to different healthcare settings can help students solidify their career aspirations.

Many of our students are involved in extracurricular activities, clubs, student organizations and community service; competitive applicants will address these experiences throughout their application.


Good communication skills are vital to finding success in the nursing field. Our most successful nursing students have the ability to synthesize information learned in class and apply it to clinical experience. Your essay is your opportunity to tell your own story in your own voice. We encourage you to utilize essays to communicate your unique attributes, while supplementing the other information in your application. Most importantly, we want to see your essays communicate genuine interest in the field of nursing and the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

We are excited to meet you! The School of Nursing welcomes you to visit us and see our state of the art facilities. By clicking Visit Us, you can register for drop-in hours, information sessions, or register for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ campus wide tour.